Elster Creek Wildlife Challenge! NEW DATE

Event date: 
Saturday, 8 April 2017 - 7:00am
Event location: 
Various - Elster Creek from Point Ormond to Elsternwick

This is the new date, changed due to weather forecast

7am to 12 midnight

Gio Fitzpatrick, convenor of Friends of Elster Creek, is repeating his exciting challenge to spot more species in Elster Creek in a single day than the number of species at the Melbourne Zoo! Between sunrise and midnight, he will attempt to spot at least 320 animal species in Elwood, Elsternwick and Brighton.

The EcoCentre team will be there to support community who want to contribute to the 'biodiversity blitz' so you can drop in for 30 minutes or attempt the whole day challenge! We particularly welcome naturalists who can help with identification; it is likely we'll have to photograph some species for identification after the event so the final count will be confirmed the next week.

Last year Gio, April and community volunteers found 372 species in a single day - fish, reptiles, mammals, insects, birds and more.



Contact anthony@ecocentre.com if you'd like to be involved.

For safety and insurance reasons, only the land-based survey elements are open to participants through this EcoCentre public program running alongside Gio's volunteer work - we will bring viewing trays and binoculars to help you see what is in the water and up trees.